In Loving Memory – Bob Amendola

In Loving Memory

Robert J. Amendola

Bob with his son Mike and Have Another

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Bob’s true passion was always horses; as a young boy he loved to ride horses and naturally that led him to conditioning, training and owning thoroughbreds. 

Bob was a devoted professional Horseman with a career that spanned 50 years from coast to coast.  His Horseman’s journey began well before his first win on October 18, 1973 with Wind Somer at Atlantic City Racetrack and continued through his most recent win on October 22, 2022 with Evvie Jets in the Nobel Damsel Stakes (G3) at Belmont at the Big A, two horses he especially loved.  

As an owner, Bob’s primary focus was always the health and wellbeing of his horses; and his greatest joy in life was that he was able to combine his passion of horseracing with his loved-ones, a true family-affair. 

Whether on the backstretch or at the paddock, Bob loved being at the track and he especially cherished the summers in Saratoga with his family and the everlasting memories they provided.

In loving memory of Bob, we thank you for your donation to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and to the sport that gave Bob and his family such great joy. 

Donations in Bob’s memory may be given online through the button below, or mailed to the TRF P.O. Box 834, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Please leave your name to let Bob’s family when you give your gift (Donor Comments).

Bob’s first win photo, 1973, with Windsomer

About the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF)

Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is a national organization devoted to saving Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete at the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse, and slaughter. As the oldest Thoroughbred rescue in the country, the TRF provides lifelong sanctuary to retired Thoroughbreds throughout their lifetime.

Best known for its pioneering TRF Second Chances program, the organization provides incarcerated individuals with life-changing vocational training through its accredited equine care and stable management program. At eight correctional facilities across the US, including one juvenile justice facility, this program offers second careers to its horses and a second chance at life for program graduates upon release from prison.  The TRF Second Chances Program at the Wallkill Correctional Facility provides a home for 40 retired Thoroughbred racehorses and has been changing the lives of returning citizens for nearly forty years.

To learn more about the TRF Second Chances Program, enjoy this short video filmed at the program in Wallkill, New York at the Wallkill Correctional Facility.